Parts of Argument III: The Claim Game

Throw down with a fun language arts game! Armed with a hand of writing-themed cards, learners craft arguments based on the strategies written on the cards, dropping cards as they discuss their claims further until there are no strategies left.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use in a debate or language arts  class when discussing argumentative writing
  • Provide an instruction sheet for class members to create their own decks of cards
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires a deck of index cards noted with terms relating to argumentative writing; lesson plan explains how to create the deck, but does not include a template or example
  • Based on Kate L. Turabian's Student's Guide to Writing College Papers, but works on its own as well
Pros

  • Provides learning objectives and instructional tips
  • Aligned to both Common Core and NCTE standards
Cons

  • Contains minor typographical errors